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Unit 3 Section B
Bridging the Development Gap
From Edexcel…
• Synopticity in Geography is often not very well understood
by students. It means:
• Making links between different topics within a Unit, and
between Units
• Using the three Unit 3 themes – players, actions and
futures.
• Linking a situation to a global theme such as climate change,
globalisation or the development gap.
• Using models and theories
• Comparing one situation to another – sometimes called
using parallel examples.
Synoptic Links
• Topics
• World at Risk
• Climate Change
• Going Global
• Globalisation
• Crowded Coasts
• Rebranding Places.
• Superpowers
• Bridging the Dev Gap
• Tech Fix
• Energy Security
• Water Conflicts
• Biodiversity
• Players, Actions, Futures
• Models, Theories
• Liberal (Rostow, Asian),
• Marxist (Dependency,
World Systems)
•Parallel Examples
Synoptic Preparation (From Edexcel)
Synoptic Links
• Topics (& themes)
• World at Risk
• Climate Change
• Going Global
• Globalisation
• Crowded Coasts
• Rebranding Places.
• Superpowers
• Bridging the Dev Gap
• Tech Fix
• Energy Security
• Water Conflicts
• Biodiversity
• Players, Actions, Futures
• Models, Theories
• Liberal (Rostow, Asian),
• Marxist (Dependency,
World Systems)
•Parallel Examples
Thoughts to consider/research…
•Most recent development indicators
•MDG Progress (or lack of it)
•HIPC Initiative
•Conflict in the area
•Measures of governance
•China’s interest/involvement
•Words and events on the Glossary
Questions…
•The Past?
•Explain...
•The Present??
•Evaluate…
•The Future???

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